We are a small rural church in Southern Manitoba. Our desire is to be God's people and His witnesses in our own local community. Our mission is to help people find and follow Jesus. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join us in learning and growing together. We recognize that our work extends beyond the walls of our building, so we encourage community involvement wherever we can make a positive impact that will benefit people's lives and advance the cause of Christ.
Welcome to Pastor Dinesh & Family
See below for introduction
Full Calendar here...
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:15 pm
for Kindergarten-Grade 6 children
Find a link to our church's historical account presented June 25, 2017 on the About Us page.
Tues & Thurs 9am-12pm; Wed 1pm-5pm
Days off: Mon and Sat
Ladies' Bible Study (Church):
Mondays 1:30-3:00 pm
Current study: The Gospel of John
Men's/Youth Boys' Bible Study:
Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm
New books and videos arrive regularly at our library!!
September - June
Children's Sunday School - Ages 3 & up
Adult & Youth Class - Studying Romans
March 26 - Marvin Dyck
April 30 - Dustin Burlet
Congregational Prayer Meetings
Prayer meetings: 10:00-11:00 every Tuesday. See below for details.
(Use recurring Zoom link)
Tuesdays, 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25 - Zoom only
Mar. 7, 21; Apr. 4, 18 - at Church & on Zoom
Occasionally, an "at Church" day could be changed to Zoom only. If you are new to attending prayer meetings, please call Joy to confirm.
Contact Joy at email@example.com to receive an invitation to attend Zoom meetings online.
Dinesh was born in Sri Lanka. His greatest influence from his childhood into his Christian upbringing was his grandmother, Clarice. His grandmother's grandfather was a pioneering Baptist minister. Dinesh has inherited a typical Sri Lankan Sinhala long legal name as, Dinesh Shammika Vijayalal Gomes, Ethulkotte Mahawasala Muhamdiramge. Dinesh is passionate to see God restoring broken things, people, and communities and adding value, purpose, and dignity. He lost his two elder brothers in 1991 and 1995 through accidental deaths. In 1996 he had a visitation of the Lord when he was wounded, confused, and broken. He at this encounter heard the Lord Jesus saying to Him," Dinesh, I love you, I gave my life for you. If you do not need your life; give it to me. I will never leave you, nor forsake you. I will be with you till the end”. He instantly received renewed hope, energy and purpose and was urged to pursue Christ and His cause.
Dinesh was a banker and became an active Christian in the local church and in the community. He met his wife, a committed Christian, Mignonne, who are blessed with two sons, namely Andrew and Emmanuel They responded to God's call and Dinesh resigned from the banking career and serves God as an ordained Baptist minister. In 2014 after completion of postgraduate studies, convinced of God’s call to ministry in Canada, he resigned from his ministry, left his nation and migrated to respond to God's call to serve in a rural United local church in Newfoundland and then in 2017 served in a Baptist congregation in New Brunswick.
In 2019 they became permanent residents and moved to their own home in Moncton, New Brunswick. God established them with friends and community and worked in the service and the hospitality industry while providing pulpit supply as a bi-vocational minister. In 2020 and 2021 he perused graduate studies full-time at the Acadia Divinity College, working and undertaking preaching assignments. Dinesh Cares for people and believes in non-violence, that God has a perfect plan for every person, and that the Body of Christ is one and it has many parts and that no one should be persecuted for their faith. His purpose is to partner with others in the mission of God in Canada, his home, to bring reconciliation and healing into individuals, families, churches and communities.
Dinesh loves sightseeing, gardening, carpentry, painting, gospel music and they formed a band named "More Voices".
Dinesh, Mignonne, Andrew, and Emmanuel are now Canadian citizens. Dinesh responded to the call as the pastor of Manitou Christian Fellowship as an answer to a prayer to serve in a Biblically based Christian church with a long-term vision. Pastor Dinesh would provide visionary leadership and discipleship through Pastoral Care, Preaching, Teaching and Visitation while also being actively involved in the life of the church and community working alongside the church Council of Faith & Life (CFL) and other auxiliaries and committees.